Video Case Studies
Video Case Studies
A group of unpaid carers from Local Solutions’ Liverpool Carers Centre created this DVD in collaboration with Toxteth TV. Over a number of months, carers were trained in film making and broadcasting. This culminated with the production of ‘Lion Taming’, which focuses around the issues affecting carers and the support that is available to them. Creative Director of Toxteth TV, Ed Connole, said: "Their show was seamless and their message powerful."
Local Solutions Michael's Story
In this short film, a service user of Local Solutions’ Intensive Support Mentoring (ISM) Programme talks about how the help and support that he receives is helping to turn his life around for the better. The service is aimed at supporting homeless individuals who have more complex needs and who experience ‘deep exclusion’, with a history of cyclical stays within hostels or short term accommodation. The film can also be seen on YouTube and was created as part of the new ‘Listen Value Invest’ campaign by Voluntary Sector North West.
Solomon, aged three was born with a whole host of health problems which included his bowel and heart; by the age of one he had undergone several operations. His mother Susan had to work and required a nursery placement. However, due to extra care needed as a result of his health issues, a lot of nurseries turned him away. Solomon was welcomed within one of Local Solutions Children’s Centre’s where he receives the full support and attention that he requires. He is happily settled and his mum can go now attend the workplace with an added peace of mind that her son is being cared for in a safe and happy environment. watch video >>
Anthony became homeless following a breakdown with his foster family. Up until arriving at Homeground, he had been either roaming the streets, staying with friends or sleeping on park benches. During his time at the Homeground Hostel, he has received a range of support from staff, including help with budgeting, healthy living and lifeskills. Anthony has also been encouraged to attend courses to improve his future career opportunities. With the help of the Resettlement Team, Anthony moved into his own accommodation and is maintaining his tenancy. He receives ongoing support from the Homeground Team. watch video >>
Barbara has been caring for her son with special needs all his life then 9 years ago he was diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia. Barbara never used to go out of the house. However, with the encouragement of the Carers Project she went on to undertake a course on aromatherapy and then counselling. Barbara also enjoys attending the carers centre for the different activities as this gives her some respite time as well as meeting up with the carers she has become friends with. watch video >>